Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Is It Really Mid-July?
Today is another weird weather day. We had the low 50's when I woke up and I had to put on a sweatshirt and a light pair of knit pants. IN MID-JULY! With this polar plunge front from the north, the humidity is nil-thank goodness. I have to go out and stand in the sun to warm up my fingers. Crazy-Crazy-Crazy!
A new kitty has adopted us. He began hanging with us in the winter and I did not encourage him. He and Noodles got into horrendous fights. Since Noodles is an old grumpy cat, he lost most of the battles.
Well, tomorrow the new kitty has an appointment at the Spay/Neuter Clinic. I am so thrilled for this service. They are neutering him and giving him a rabies shot for $35.
He has become tame enough to love on when he sets the terms. He still jumps and runs if I do any weird arm motion or clomp too loudly around. Today he actually played with some toilet paper rolls.
I had thought in my head that Noodles would be the last kitty I would have. He is fourteen and could live a while longer. I am not getting any younger either. And here is the new one coming into our lives. Noodles hates him, of course. He is not adjusting well.
I finished the sleeve of the sweater and I have done two rows on the second sleeve. I cast on a quick mosaic stitch cap that is fast and easy. I am thinking I need to think about the show in October, but I am not really motivated.
The book got off to a good start. I have signings set up and I am thinking of ordering more books. I just don't know. Unfortunately my momentum has slowed down and I am not pushing myself to sell what I have. I just don't have the get up and go.
We have had a lot of rain and it has become hard to mow around the rainy days. I am slowly mowing down the seeds for the bachelor buttons and the fleabane. It has been a hard job. I found some sweet annie sprouted that I didn't realize I had until I had mowed a coupla times. So now I have a patch of tallish grass to allow that to continue growing.
The tansy is blooming and I could get a nice dyebath out of that. I just am not motivated to push myself anymore. Oh, well.
Not a lot to tell. I am so amazed at our weird weather that it consumes me. I have noticed signs of late summer- wooly worms, orb spiders, walking sticks. The finches are devouring the sunflowers that are seeding. The bees are pollinating the sunflowers that are blooming. I have marigolds, black-eyed susans, calendula, verbena, and other flowers blooming. Oh-the catnip is in full bloom and the bees are in heaven! They love catnip. So a typical wild flower place.
Have a great rest of the week and weekend. Enjoy the coolish weather while we have it. It will be July again soon.